July 07, 2013

Gnocchi with Broccoli & Chive Blossom Goat Cheese

Cooking for one can be kind of annoying but on the bright side, I can eat gnocchi with broccoli for dinner and not hear "where's the protein?" from Chris :)

I bought frozen gnocchi at Glorioso's quite awhile ago and in my attempt to empty the freezer before my move to Florida next month, I found a Cooking Light recipe for browned butter gnocchi with broccoli from the January/February 2013 issue.

I really liked the simplicity of this dish, easy to prepare and delicious!  Since my protein policeman is 1,500 miles away, I paired my carb-filled main dish with bread :)  When I returned from Miami last week I found that my chives had blossomed, so I turned to The Kitchn for advice on what to do with chive blossoms.

They recommended creating a goat cheese spread, which I really liked on both bread and crackers.  I simply mixed goat cheese with a few chives and blossoms in a small bowl and quickly had the spread ready.  I liked it with the gnocchi dish, but I also think it'd make an attractive appetizer for a party.


  1. Wow, I honestly didn't know you could use the blossoms. It makes a beautiful dip.

  2. Beautiful photo of the chive blossoms! I would have never thought to use them in a recipe either.

    The gnocchi recipe looks like a good one!

  3. I didn't even think to use chive blossoms! Mine just started blooming...now my wheels are turning...

  4. Your goat cheese spread is beautiful--love the green and purple. Chive blossoms are supposed to be good for making herb vinegar too. I am jealous of your new blog look (thanks for the referral); with this and Molly's I am getting the itch to start changing mine again too...

  5. Yum :) Now I need to find myself some chive blossoms...